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Industrial-supply company pleads guilty to contravening the Ozone-Depleting Substances Regulations, 1998



KITCHENER, ON, Sept. 13, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Canadians value a safe and a clean environment. Environment and Climate Change Canada's enforcement officers work hard every day to make sure individuals and companies are following Canadian environmental laws.

On September 7, 2017, Fastenal Canada Ltd., of Kitchener, Ontario, was fined $265,000 after pleading guilty in the Ontario Court of Justice to two counts of contravening the Ozone-Depleting Substances Regulations, 1998 made pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The fine will be directed to the Environmental Damages Fund.

Environment and Climate Change Canada's enforcement officers investigated Fastenal Canada Ltd., revealing that, from November 2012 to January 2015, the company imported and sold aerosol products containing hydrochlorofluorocarbons?a regulated ozone-depleting substance.  

As a result of this conviction, the company's name will be added to the Environmental Offenders Registry.

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